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by Srf
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: Cut the grass, drive out the snakes
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Cut the grass, drive out the snakes

Tursun put the beer down on the table and waved the waitress over toward him. "Girl, what's the special?" "Yak meat stir-fried in chilli sauce" she replied, with typical Sharfic service industry curtness. Tursun nodded and took another swig of beer as she walked off, shouting tow...
by Srf
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: Radovan walks again
Replies: 28
Views: 1244

Re: Radovan walks again

"Ambassador Carillo, it feels like it has been quite a while" King Rajko III smiled as the Flamaguayan entered his office. "I haven't been involved in matters of state for quite some time". The Ambassador gave a shallow bow while grasping the old King's hand - while the grip was ...
by Srf
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: Cut the grass, drive out the snakes
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Cut the grass, drive out the snakes

Ogun looked left and right as he stepped into the underpass running beneath the Avenue of the Federation. An unseasonably heavy June storm had just broken over the city an hour ago, and small pools of water were beginning to overflow from the clogged drains and collecting at the base of the steps. T...
by Srf
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: Cut the grass, drive out the snakes
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Cut the grass, drive out the snakes

The office of the Army Intelligence Bureau was a monolithic, imposing structure situated in down-town Vorga, across the street from the ministry of defence to which it purportedly answered. Despite being a new, post-war construction it emanated a low level of sinister energy - locals tended to cross...
by Srf
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: Jungle Work
Replies: 25
Views: 841

Re: Jungle Work

Video uploaded to http://www.voxoculis.dm, popular Dumani video sharing website, on the day of the Taihei invasion of Hakara by account "Holy Land of Crataea". The video has recieved 100,000 views in twelve hours. Archive footage of Oki Dar forces attacking Sharfic, Hakaran and Uirian gov...
by Srf
Fri May 31, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: Bid bol Sergeeltyum! Life in the Aimagate
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Re: Bid bol Sergeeltyum! Life in the Aimagate

The worst visa in the world The Directorate for Internal Revolutionary Affairs (DIRA - or DIRE, as it quickly came to be known amongst our minuscule expatriate community) was, along with all other Sharfic government ministries, located in the Vorga old city. It was quite a thing entering the old ci...
by Srf
Sat May 25, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: Jungle Work
Replies: 25
Views: 841

Re: Jungle Work

Zitar was tucking into a steaming, fragrant bowl of noodle soup when the man he was meeting strolled into the restaurant. Zitar made eye contact with him over the hot spoonful in front of his nose, and Zitar had to try really hard to not eat the juicy chunk of meat sat right in the middle of the spo...
by Srf
Fri May 24, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: Jungle Work
Replies: 25
Views: 841

Re: Jungle Work

Amak swigged again from the bottle of beer clutched in his left hand and winced. It had been open for almost half an hour, and was growing flat, warm and disgusting. He took another swig. On the bench opposite him a Dharman monk sat, quiet and still, in his bright saffron robes and tried to avoid Am...
by Srf
Thu May 09, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: Bid bol Sergeeltyum! Life in the Aimagate
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Bid bol Sergeeltyum! Life in the Aimagate

I first landed in Vorga in 1972, to cover the fortieth anniversary of the Ulannic revolution in Sharfland. My editor had told me it would be a difficult assignment - I was one of only a handful of Wallaseans allowed in the country, especially long-term - but I remember feeling confident, unperturbed...
by Srf
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: The Great Game
Topic: Radovan walks again
Replies: 28
Views: 1244

Re: Radovan walks again

Another gunshot rang out through the endless identical pine trees. Marko ducked, but only instinctively, and carried on up the path. Ahead of him, an older man dressed in a waxed jacket and knee-high boots faced away across a sudden expanse of grass, pulling back the bolt on his scoped wooden rifle....

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